1750-early 1800's - Neoclassical Art
Neoclassical Art is marked by the emulation of Greco-Roman forms. The dominant style of artists of the time was based on logic, solemn tones, and moralization of character. The architectural designs of Thomas Jefferson exemplify neoclassical style in the United States. Neoclassical painting was centered in Rome and notable painters of the time included Anton Raphael Mengs, Gavin Hamilton, Benjamin West, and Jacques-Louis David. The dominant figure in neoclassical sculpture was Italian, Antonio Canova. Most works derived their subject matters from all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman cultures.
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